kitchen p-trap disintegrated-floor/water damage
last night i noticed my floor was wet in the kitchen.
as i tried to determine the cause of the water leak, I found that a small hole had developed in the kitchen sing P-trap (j-trap). The copper/brass has corroded enough that a small hole was letting water leak through.
This must have been happening for a few days at least, cause I only felt the water in the floor yesterday.
anyway, I fixed the p-trap, but now my laminate flooring is "buckling". I have a heater blowing on it to help evaporate some of the water, but I fear that it's too late for these guys. even after they shrink up and lose the excess water, I don't see them going back to normal.
so I'm debating if I should make an insurance claim or not, and how that will impact me:
I live in a 700 sq ft condo..
Im concerned that if I try to replace this (hire someone), I may not be able to find the same laminate floor boards. If I can't....... then I need to replace the whole condo.... it needs to match. Replacing the whole condo I estimate in the $5k rannge.
Fixing the kitchen, if I can find the pieces, will probably be in the $1k-$2k range I think...
well heres the thing, insurance has a $1,000 deductible. And im not sure what that will mean to my premiums/insurability in the future.. has anyone dealt with these issues in the past.